Building Block 1: Intentional Program Design
(January 23, 10AM)
Introduction to Building Block 1: Intentional Program Design. What is "Intentional Program Design" and why is it the foundation of the Idaho Building Blocks for Out-of-School Time Quality. This training will also include an overview of the ION website and resources available for "Intentional Program Design."
Weiser's BEST Afterschool Program is doing amazing things. Check it out! Also, if you are interested in the possibility of ION creating a program profile for your program, please contact us. We are hoping to create a variety of program profiles over the next couple of years.
Out-of-school time programs and organizations have a variety of stakeholders including parents, school day staff, funders, community leaders, other policy makers, etc. The information contained in the Communication Toolkit is intended to help you share advocate for out-of-school time programming and why your program makes a difference.
WATCH DAVID RUSH, OUR AMAZING KEYNOTE FROM THIS YEAR'S SUMMIT, BREAK A WORLD RECORD!
SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE STATEWIDE
University of Idaho Extension is looking for candidates to fill several AmeriCorps positions statewide. Several of these positions are for the summer- perfect for college students looking for summer work.
In 2018, more than 125 out-of-school programs in Idaho filled out a survey about STEM in out-of-school time. Check out the results of this survey. This data is useful to understand the landscape of STEM in out-of-school time in Idaho. Please let us know if you have any questions.
ION Web Workshop Adolescent Brain Science
(January 30, 10AM)
Some of the most exciting new discoveries in neuroscience focus on adolescent brain development. Researchers have learned that the adolescent brain is far from completed. Adolescence is a window of opportunity for developing a better, smarter, faster brain but it can also be a time of missed opportunities and vulnerabilities if a teen does not challenger his/her brain or exposes the brain to neurotoxins, such as alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. This session will explore the most important finishing touches in brain development that occur during the second decade of life.